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Cryptonym: AMTOD-1

Definition:
Laureano Batista Falla, also known as AMPALM-2.. Described here as a young Cuban exile trained in intelligence collection. The CIA described his reporting as "accurate but lacking depth".
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
The description "accurate but lacking depth" repeated on 5/24/1965 104-10192-10216 and again 8/24/65 in 124-10283-10128.
Sources:

104-10164-10141: INFILTRATION OF NORTHERN ORIENT PROVINCE BY MDC

3/27/64 CIA memo describes source as "a young exile with a United States and a prep school education. He is thoroughly trained in intelligence collection. His past reporting has been accurate but lacks depth." See 124-90019-10044, Batista Falla was described as coming from a very wealthy family and has a large monthly allowance.

124-10225-10201: No Title

2/16/65 CIA intelligence information cable: Based on information (Citing information from FBI file 105-111543-22). The source is described as a young Cuban exile trained in intelligence collection but lacking depth. His name is hand-written on top of the memo.

104-10192-10211: REPORT COVER SHEET: AMTOD-1 INFORMATION FROM ABELARDO DOMINGUEZ

8/10/65 field information report from JMWAVE: AMTOD-1 is described as a young Cuban exile trained in intelligence collection but lacking depth. AMTOD-1 obtained his information from AMDOG-1, who got information from JURE members - in this instance, from Abelardo Dominguez. The information here was that Jose Rabel/AMLEO-3 and several others were living on the Venus while it was docked in the Dominican Republic. Months earlier, it was believed that Rabel The CIA described his reporting as "accurate but lacking depth".

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Bill Simpich

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